Admissions Coordinator

Program

Positions
1
Close Date
October 5th, 2018
Location
Austin

Admissions Coordinator

Reports To: Program Manager                    Classification: Full-Time, Exempt

 

ABOUT SKILLPOINT ALLIANCE:

Skillpoint Alliance is a non-profit workforce education organization that provides training in high-demand occupations and industries.  Skillpoint Alliance is at the intersection of industry, education, and the community. We provide pathways to career success for Central Texans while meeting employers’ needs for a qualified workforce.  Our vision is that every citizen has access to a successful career pathway.

 

SUMMARY:

Under supervision of the Program Manager, the Admissions Coordinator is directly responsible for recruiting prospective, qualified students to Skillpoint Alliance programs, and facilitating the application, admissions, and enrollment processes for students.  This position will have primary responsibility for recruiting and selecting students for Skillpoint’s training programs, including healthcare and skilled trade programs. This position is one of two; work is to be shared and collaborative support is expected.

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Core duties and responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Recruit participants for all Skillpoint programs, with particular emphasis on assigned programs.

  • Maintain a presence with referral partners by tabling at events, attending job fairs, sharing fliers for current programs, and building/maintaining relationships.

  • Manage Skillpoint’s admissions email account.

  • Manage and respond to all inbound inquiries about Skillpoint Alliance and its programs.

  • Facilitate all aspects of admissions and enrollment processes for qualified applicants, including interviewing, assessing, and selecting program applicants for Skillpoint programs, based on eligibility, potential for success, and job readiness.  Adhere to Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) Career Schools & Colleges authorized representative guidelines.

  • Collect and enter all student record data.  Follow Skillpoint’s detail-intensive data collection processes.

  • Serve as an industry and program expert on the fields and occupations Skillpoint’s programs train for.

  • Actively maintain and update recruitment presentation materials for programs.

  • Present to community groups, interested applicants, referral partners, and potential funders about Skillpoint Alliance and its programs.

  • Serve as an expert on Skillpoint’s grant and eligibility requirements.  

  • Maintain active knowledge of Skillpoint grant/project deliverable progress.

  • Continuously adapt and update Skillpoint’s admissions processes and procedures to align with industry and applicant needs.

  • Collect and maintain all student files pertaining to recruited programs, including but not limited to, all grant eligibility documentation, all necessary documents required for clinical site visits, and all documents necessary as a TWC regulated Career School.

  • Other duties as assigned; all team members are expected to assist with a wide array of responsibilities that advance the organization beyond the narrow scope of a job description.

 

EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE:

Qualified applicants will possess:

  • A bachelor’s degree is required; master’s preferred.

  • A minimum of 3 - 5 years of experience in a professional setting required.

  • Computer skills, including internet browsing, Google products, spreadsheet software, word processing software, and database management.

  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team while managing a variety of tasks.

  • Highly organized and very detail-oriented.

  • A proactive work ethic, able to plan for and work towards goals several months ahead of time.

  • Able to adapt to a fast-paced, changing environment.

  • Demonstrated experience working collaboratively in a team.

  • Very strong emotional intelligence and interpersonal skills.  This includes techniques for positive motivation, providing/accepting constructive criticism, the ability to decline applicants for admission, managing difficult people, and promoting teamwork.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including public speaking and handling challenging interpersonal conversations.

  • A constant drive to innovate and improve; regularly challenges the status quo and evaluates one’s own performance.

  • Local travel is required of this position; reliable transportation is required.

  • Ability to regulate one’s emotions while navigating occasional challenging applicant interactions and a high volume of work.

  • 1 - 2 years previous experience with admissions, recruitment, and/or sales strongly preferred.

  • Excellent phone skills preferred.

  • Language skills in English and Spanish preferred.

 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT:

  • Characterized as primarily sedentary work requiring exertion up to 20 pounds of force occasionally and/or negligible amounts of force frequently to lift, carry, push, pull, or otherwise move objects.

  • Significant computer work and a heavy volume of phone work are required.

  • Able to work a flexible schedule, including some weekends, evenings, and holidays.

  • Requires local and occasional regional travel.

 

COMPENSATION:

Hiring range is $45,000 - $47,000 annual salary based on experience.

 

TO APPLY:

  • Please visit www.skillpointalliance.org/careers and upload a resume and cover letter through the applicable job link under the “Program Support Roles” section and then clicking on “Apply for this Job!” on the job description page.

  • Incomplete applications will not be considered.

  • Please note that Skillpoint Alliance appreciates the time involved in creating a job application, however, only qualified applicants will be contacted for consideration.  We appreciate your understanding.